CAMDEN — Attorney General Christopher Porrino issued a warning Wednesday after a wave of overdoses sent more than a dozen people to the hospital. Porrino said the victims, who numbered about 14, had taken heroin laced with fentanyl, a synthetic opioid similar to heroin but far more potent and dangerous. How fentanyl became Jersey’s deadliest drug NBC 10 in Philadelphia…

CAMDEN — Attorney General Christopher Porrino issued a warning Wednesday after a wave of overdoses sent more than a dozen people to the hospital.

Porrino said the victims, who numbered about 14, had taken heroin laced with fentanyl, a synthetic opioid similar to heroin but far more potent and dangerous.

How fentanyl became Jersey’s deadliest drug

NBC 10 in Philadelphia reported that the overdoses all occurred in a four hour span beginning around 10 a.m. The victims were all found in the south Camden area.

An arrest has been made in connection with the overdoses, NBC also reported.

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